The NEC HR19 is a great monitor as far as CRT's go. Not too big but large enough to enjoy playing games or watching media on. The setup menu is simple to use. It has a maximun resolution of 1600x1200 pixels at 60Htz which is more than enough for any user, my preffered resolution on this monitor is 1280x1024. On carrying and unpacking this monitor it strikes me as not the heavy weight i thought it was going to be and the tube at the back was rather smaller than previous monitors i'v had.
In all, my only flaw is that the menu doesn't have an auto adjust to sit the screen exactly where it thinks it should be like my 15" LCD does, so you have to make do with adjusting the height and width yourself then repositioning the screen and adjusting it some more to suit. This has to be done for every different resolution you chose so if in windows you chose 1280x1024 and adjust it, if you decide to use 1024x768 ingame, you may find yourself having to adjust again. At least it keeps the memory of the last resolution so when you get back to windows its all fine.
Dont let that put you off though, you only have to do it once for resolution you chose.